David A. Sousa, editorReview by Suzanne BownessThis book is the sixth installment in the Leading Edge Series and presents a series of papers that support the importance of neuroscience research to the education sector.
By Sharon AschaiekAuthor Sharon Aschaiek discusses research from York University and the Atkinson Centre at the University of Toronto that underlines the importance of both teachers and parents in helping young children become better learners.
By Saul ChernosSaul Chernos speaks with a McGill University researcher who explains why a good night's sleep is critical to brain function in learning.
By Jennifer LewingtonWhen schoolwork is a challenge for a child, how can neuroscience help? Jennifer Lewington discusses a phonics-infused program to help young students who struggle with reading and a numeracy screener that can alert educators to pupils with potential difficulties with math. She also investigates the neuroscience behind physical activity and brain power.
By Suzanne BownessAs a successful keynote speaker and a former educator, Brian Thwaits understands the importance of helping people to remember and learn. He shares favourite strategies to make every presentation a memorable one, whether you are a student, a teacher or a CEO.
By Kim ArnottAs Kim Arnott reports, over the past five years awareness of mental health issues has increased dramatically, as has research in to students' mental health. Her story outlines several current programs based on this research, all designed to enhance the wellness of both students and teachers.
By Jennifer LewingtonAlthough they are most commonly thought of as sports injuries, concussions can result from a variety of mishaps. Jennifer Lewington talks to concussion researchers to spotlight current best practices in rehabilitation.
By Saul ChernosTeenagers: no longer children, but not quite adults. Neuroscience has revealed some unique properties of the teenage brain that can help parents and educators better understand young people and appreciate their strengths.